Make a Difference

Here is what your gift makes possible


free community performances and open houses to ensure the arts are accessible to all


classroom visits from arts educators that bring the arts to life & reinforce curriculum

Area Teens

get an arts education, career-skills training and a weekly stipend through our Neighborhood Studios apprenticeship program.


performances, exhibitions and showcases bring people together and help make Greater Hartford a vibrant community.

“The arts provide opportunities for children to risk trying new things. That risk is a primary indicator of future success because it builds curiosity.”
– Carol Terry

“Now more than ever, we need activities that move us, motivate us, and stimulate our thinking. Our children need them too.”
– Matthew Lynch, UBS

“The arts is truly one of the unique ways that we can celebrate ourselves – our community, our city, and each other. Not only do we celebrate it in the now, but we also honor the past.”
– Olivia Davis, Spectrum in Motion

“Artists, adventurous and courageous enough to build rooms of beauty for all of us, must be supported.”
– Brian Berry, Blum Shapiro

Stock Giving

Donating appreciated securities – such as stock or mutual funds – to the Greater Hartford Arts Council is a tax-wise approach to providing for children in need. Many donors choose to give gifts to the Greater Hartford Arts Council using long-term appreciated stocks and mutual funds due to the attractive tax advantages associated with such gifts. Learn more.